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Play the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy text adventure

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy text-based adventure game, the BBC has released a free online version.

By March 10, 2014


'Hitchhiker's Guide' text adventure gets 30th-anniversary update

Test your wits against the BBC's updated edition of the maddeningly challenging "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" text adventure game.

By March 10, 2014


'Get Lamp' illuminates the text adventure game

Text adventure games may seem like ancient history but they have aspects in common with today's casual and social games.

By August 10, 2010


What Pac-Man means at 30

It's hard to believe, but the iconic game will have its 30th anniversary Saturday. Many in the games industry say its influence is as strong as ever.

By May 21, 2010


When multitasking trumps immersion

Immersion implies single-tasking. And people increasingly multi-task much of the time.

By December 11, 2008


'Pac-Man,' meet 'Zork'

"Pac-Txt" is a text-based homage to the venerable classic arcade game.

By November 5, 2007


News.com readers: My first computer was a ...

A sampling of the hundreds of letters we received from readers eager to tell us about their first computer experience.

February 13, 2006


ICANN returns .iq domain to Iraq

The Internet overseer gives control of the domain name to an Iraqi government body.

By August 8, 2005


Microsoft IPTV to woo Swiss test group

Swisscom subsidiary Bluewin will begin testing Microsoft TV's new Internet Protocol Television technology.

By August 24, 2004


Swisscom to test Microsoft's IPTV

The software giant says a Swisscom subsidiary will test its new Internet-based TV technology to deliver video on telecommunications systems and into some of its 200,000 broadband households.

By November 4, 2003